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May

19

Friday

Refugee Rights in Europe: current weaknesses, possible ways forward

1.30pm

Seminars

Public, Staff, Students, Alumni, Academics

The Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at City Law School cooperates with Brunel University London for the organisation of a brainstorming workshop on the refugee rights. This workshop is interdisciplinary (bringing together academic lawyers, political studies specialists, media experts, NGOs), intra-disciplinary (the speakers include international, EU, and human rights lawyers), and practice-oriented (presentations will focus, amongst others, on experience on the ground). Presentations will be short and focused on specific arguments and perspectives.

Convenors: Professor Alexandra Xanthaki (Brunel University London) and Professor Panos Koutrakos (City, University of London)

Programme

13.30 Welcome - Professor Alexandra Xanthaki (Brunel University London)

13:40 European and International Approaches: current weaknesses

Chair: Professor George Pavlakos (University of Glasgow)
Dr Nadine El Enany (Birkbeck University): The Migrant and the Refugee: Law and the Production of Race’
Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax (Queen Mary, University of London): The CEAS' Crisis: Coercion-based Protection?
Professor Panos Koutrakos (City, University of London): EU Law issues

14.40  States practice: current weaknesses- possible solutions

Chair: Alexandra Xanthaki (Brunel University London)
Ms Maria Voutsinou (Legal Advisor, Ombudsman, Greece): The Greek experience
Professor  Daniel Wilsher (City, University of London): The UK Experience
Dr Ioannis Kalpouzos (City, University of London):  The Australian experience: A Role for the International Criminal Court?

15.40 Coffee break

16.10  Refugee Children

Chair: Alexandra Xanthaki (Brunel University London)
Professor Helen Stalford (University of Liverpool): Refugee children in the UK
Mr Kenneth Hansen (Faros NGO, Greece): Unaccompanied refugee children in Greece
Dr Derek Groen (Brunel University London): Ways forward: Estimating the humanitarian impact of border closure decisions using refugee movement simulations

17.10 Refugees and public perceptions

Chair: Panos Koutrakos (City, University of London)
Dr Yasmin Ibrahim (Queen Mary, University of London) and Dr Anita Howarth (Brunel University London): Expanding borders, contracting humanitarianism
Professor Aristotle Kallis (Keele University): On Islamophobia and the refugee
Dr Eleni Polymenopoulou (Brunel University London): Hate speech and the Refugee crisis

18.10: Conclusions - Ways forward for a research agenda on refugee rights

This event is being held at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Room L101

Co-funded by the Erasmus Programme of the European Union.

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When & where

1.30pm - 6.30pmFriday 19th May 2017

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square London WC1B 5DR United Kingdom

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